Originally Posted by Samaritano
I was wondering if anybody can help me with my problem which is driving me crazy. My onkyo 885 is connected via HDMI to my Pioneer Pro-FPJ1 (RS2 clone) PJ. My source component is a Toshiba HD-A35 HD-DVD player. Since last night I can not get any audio from any movies via bitstream. The 885 shows no "signal" from the HDMI, it puts itself in 2 channel mode PCM. If I switch inputs on the PJ the audio comes back. When I go back to the HDMI input where the A35 is connected I get video but no audio. Everything is setup for bitstreaming from A35 to the 885.
I don't think is the 25 ft. Monoprice HDMI cable because I do get video but no audio. I have checked and re checked the settings on the 885 but with no luck. Am I missing something?
Assuming you have an HDMI cable between the A35 and PR885 preamp and the A35 HMDI Digital output is set to AUTO, and at one time the A35 HDMI DD/DD+/DDHD bitstream output was once decoded in the 885, then I'd say this rules out a HDMI cable issue.
You didn't say but does the A35 have FW4.0 installed?
If you haven't tried this, temporarily change the A35 HDMI DIGITAL OUTPUT setting from AUTO to PCM and set the DIGITAL DIRECT AUDIO MODE to OFF, then exit the Setup menu. Shutdown and restart the A35 with a disc and check the 885 audio input signal. It should display Multich PCM.
If PCM signal is being processed correctly in the 885 then you could switch A35 back to the HMDI DIGITAL OUTPUT set to AUTO and see if the bitstream decoding duty returns to the 885.
FWIW: I recently abandoned A35 FW4.0 due to frequent losses of audio signal via HDMI to an Onkyo SR805 when the A35 HDMI DIGITAL OUTPUT was set to AUTO and DIGITAL DIRECT AUDIO MODE set to ON. I'm using the latest FW1.3 on Toshiba's website and audio decoding in the 805 has been dependable from HDMI bitstream.